Monday, February 27, 2012

Half one stroke flower

Hi guys!

I'm soooo jealous of the people who can do a perfect one stroke flower. Well, jealous may be not the right word, but i do envy them a lot! I wish i could do that, but...i'll keep practicing.
So last week i made my first franken, a pink holographic polish, which you can find HERE , but i wanted to make a nailart design on top. I decided to give my one stroke another try! I thought i'd go for a pink and blue combo, and you know what, it turned out pretty nice if i may say so myself. Well, i let you judge for yourself....

And? What do you think? What i used is my franken holo polish as my basecolor. I used a pink acrylic paint from Folkart and a blue i bought at a local DIY shop (Kwantum). I also used some big glitters which i loveee so much! Topcoat: Seche Vite. To see the step by step video click HERE

Ok, so for a comparison to see  if my one stroke skills got any better, i have a picture of my first one stroke flower...

I think i got a bit better, but i know it's still far from perfect.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

My first franken!!

Hi there!

I made my first franken! Yay!!
I don't know why i haven't done this before, it was FUN!
I'm always complaining that i don't have any holographic polishes, now that's not something which can't be done anything about, i know that. I can order them online, but i don't like to buy stuff from the internet. I'm always afraid something will go wrong, or i won't receive it. Besides that, i always thinks it's a waste of my money to spend much for the shipping.
Anyway!!!!! A few weeks, maybe months ago my sweet friend Jae from YouTube send me some holographic glitters! OMG, they look so awesome, but i was so afraid to use them LOL. I know that sounds dumb silly! So, yesterday i had them in my hands again, and i thought, what the heck, let's give it a try. And you know what? It turned out absolutely gorgeous! Now, there wasn't any sun to pick up the gorgeous rainbows in this holo, but this is what it turned out in the bottle.

I started with filling the bottle for about 3/4 with clear polish by Sally Hansen. Then i added the holographic glitters and gave it a good shake! When you want to use it right away, don't shake the bottle, but role it in your hand. Shaking causes bubbles. I was not going to use it that day, so i shaked! After that i added a few drops of Catrice "The pinky and the brain", which is a very vibrant pink and Mavala "Wichita", which is a very soft/sheer pink. I gave it another shake and that's it!

I made another polish, as my basecolor for this holo.
I found a bottle of Orly Ridgefiller which was half full. I added some clear polish to this bottle, a few drops of Catrice "The pinky and the brain" and a few drops of Catrice "Meet me at coral island". That gave me a perfect soft pink for my basecolor.

This is what they look like together on my nails...


Inside light

The pictures are absolutely not showing the beauty of this polish. But....most of you know what a holo looks like, so you can understand i love this! I did make another one, with turkoise, woohooo.... I will show that next time!

By the way, my new polishes need a name, any idea's?

Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, February 20, 2012


Hi guys!

Happy monday!
I didn't have much time to do a really fancy manicure. I wanted to do a simple one.
A while ago i saw a picture (don't know who it was from) and it was a stamped design of some chains. I don't have many stamping plates at all, because i prefer doing it all freehand. So i decided to do this look without stamping.
I started off with a basecoat (of course). I used China Glaze basecoat. I recently bought this and i can say, i'm not disapointed. Normally i used OPI Natural Nails basecoat, but i think they are equal in my opinion. Anyway, after that i used NYC black, 2 coats. When it was dry i made some oval rounds with my silver acrylic paint (bought at Xenos) and connected them with a little tiny stripe. When this was dry i took my black acrylic paint (Folkart) and made some openings in some links of the chain. I finished the design with my matte topcoat (Hema).

If you would like to see how i did this step by step, click HERE for the video.

What do you think of it?


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

How to take care of your nails.

Hi guys,

Happy wednesday! I hope the weather is better where you are then where i am, because it's raining all day :-( No fun to go outside, but perfect to make another post.

Today i want to talk about taking care of your nails and hands.
I think everybody has their own way of nail care.
Honestly, i don't really believe in stuff what says it makes your nails grow faster. It's just something heritable.
I'm lucky, my mother has pretty, strong, fast growing nails and my dad too. Of course your hands and nails need caring, whether they grow fast or not.

Let's start by removing your old manicure. Use a nailpolish remover without acetone. I know this is less effective then for example pure acetone. If you do want to use acetone (when you have glitters in your mani which are an ass to remove) make sure you immediatly wash your hands and hydrate them. If your going to do a new mani don't use a handcream with oil in it. Even if you didn't have any polish on your nails, it's always good to clean your nails before applying a nailpolish. You can use alcohol 70% to do this.

When your nails are all clean it's time to file your nails. I'm not going to tell you which file is best, because that preference is different for everybody. I used to file my nails with a boomerang file (i think it was 80/100 gritt). I recently start using a glass file. I must say, when you want to file down a big piece of your nail, don't use a glass file, because it would take ages, but for shaping your nails, i think it's awesome.
Make sure when you file, you do this in one direction. If you file in a sawing motion, it's possible your nails will split.

Next you have to take care of your cuticles. To push them back it's best when they are soft. So soak your hands in a bowl with warm water and some oil, or you can just apply a cream or oil especially for the cuticles. (my favorite cuticle cream is Lemony flutter from Lush, click here to read more about this product) After a few minutes you can use a cuticle pusher and push them back. Do not cut your cuticles! They are there for a reason! They protect the nails from bacteria.

Now it's time to apply your new manicure. If your nails are a bit oily because of a handcream or oil you've used, just clean your nails with some alcohol. This is so the nailpolish sticks good to the nail. You don't want to re-do your manicure in 1 day do you? (i know some of you do that anyway LOL)
Start with a basecoat. This is to smoothen the surface and to protect your nails. Your nails can turn yellow because of the nailpolish. When you're done with polishing your nails or your nailart, seal in the design with a topcoat. I prefer a topcoat which is fast drying, such as Seche Vite.

Some other tips which will help you keep your nails beautiful:
* Don't use your nails as a tool. Don't try to open cans or soda's with your nails.
* If your nails are exposed to chemicals, moisture, water etc, it could result in split peeling or an allergic reaction. Wear rubber gloves when you're cleaning to protect your nails.
* If your nails are dry and brittle, you need more vitamin A. This vitamin can for example be found in apricots, broccolie, carrots and cheese. Also calcium is important, like milk, yoghurt and almonds.
* Before you go to sleep at night make sure to wash your hands, dry them well and apply a hand moisturizer. Give your cuticles some extra love and apply some vaseline, vitamin e oil or any other cuticle cream.
* Drink enough water. It's good for your body, but also for your nails.

I hope these tips were all helpfull.
If you have any great tips yourself, or you have found a "miracle cream" for your hands or cuticles, i would love to know, so please leave a comment below! Thanks for your time!

Take care♥

Monday, February 13, 2012

My last valentine mani

Hi guys!

Today i will show you my last valentine manicure. I'm not saying i won't do any designs without hearts orso, but this is for the girls who would like to have some cute nails on the 14th of february!
The design is easy to do.
I started with a sheer pink nailpolish. Then i mixed a dark pink acrylic paint with white acrylic paint, and i made a french tip. With the dark pink i made some stripes on the tip. Then i added a shimmer/glitter polish on the tip for a soft shimmer on it. With my Catrice polish from their new colors "The pinky and the brain", i made a heart. Next to the heart i added some big gold glitters, and i finished it with my favorite topcoat Seche Vite.
What do you think of it?

If you would like to do this yourself, check out THIS video.
This will show you step by step how you can archive this cute V-day design!

Happy monday and i talk to you all soon!


Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Hi you all!

Today i want to share my valentine mani with you all.
I didn't had much inspiration today untill i saw my essence circus circus! A new mani was born!
So, this is how it turned out....

The polish i used is, as i said before, from Essence. It's from the limited edition Circus circus and it's called Cotton Candy.

It's a pink/fuchsia polish and on the other side it's a glitter polish.
Believe it or not, but i used only one coat for full coverage!

When this was dry is applyed the glitter polish with a cosmetic sponge.

Lastly some hearts with pink acrylic paint and done!!
I hope you like this simple but cute valentine design!

Talk to you soon♥

Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday i'm in love! "Airbrushed hearts without airbrushing"

Hi guys!

Another great collaboration on YouTube! The first one was "Let it snow" and now i participated in "Friday i'm in love". There are posted so many great video's, you just feel the love. It's good to come together and do what we all like!
I was thinking most of the designs will contain hearts, so i wanted to be original. I made airbrushed looking hearts. I think they turned out pretty ok. It's a simple design and doesn't take much time.
Just take a look at the video and tell me what you think ;-)
Happy friday!!